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Re: #285: Strength of requirements on Accept re: 406

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:20:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4E01DE1F.7080109@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-06-22 11:18, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> ...
> Some background here:
>    http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2010/07/12/velocity-forcing-gzip-compression/
> ...

If I read this correctly, this is a workaround for broken intermediaries 
(and maybe IE6 behind proxies).

Do we really need to address this in the spec? And does it affect 
anything beyond Accept-Encoding?

Are we sure that 406 is supposed to be about all "Accept-*" headers?

Maybe a compromise would be to mention that some intermediaries are 
known to eat "Accept-Encoding", and thus origin servers can pick 
Content-Codings of their choice if they are sure the recipient will be 
able to process them.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:21:19 UTC

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